‘There is nothing new to add... they are still talking': Klopp on Salah's contract talks

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 4 Apr 2022

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Monday that there is "nothing new to add" regarding the contract extension talks for the Reds’ star winger Mohamed Salah, adding that "the decisive parties are talking to each other."

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Liverpool s Mohamed Salah leaves the field during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 2, 2022. AP

When asked during a press conference about recent reports in British media that Liverpool and Salah had reached an agreement to extend the stay of the Egyptian player, Klopp said the two sides are still negotiating.

“The decisive parties are talking to each other and that is all I need. There is nothing new to add," Klopp said.

Salah, who has 18 months left in his current five-year 52-million-euro deal with Liverpool, has been in talks with the club about an extension but has not yet received what he deems an acceptable offer.

In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Salah said that he is not asking for “crazy stuff” and wants to be appreciated for all he has done for the club.

The 29-year-old Egyptian international netted 153 goals in 240 games and provided 57 assists since he joined Liverpool from AS Roma in the summer of 2017.

He has already claimed eight trophies with the Reds, including the UEFA Champions League title in the 2018/19 season as well as the 2020 English Premier League title, which had eluded the team since 1981.

Salah has become the second fastest Liverpool player to break the 150-goal mark, just behind Roger Hunt, who achieved that feat in 226 games.

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